New DevOps Bootcamp: Linux Foundation offers low introductory price
Once upon a time, if you wanted a steady tech job, it was hard to beat a systems administrator gig. A sysadmin job is still good, but even better in these cloud-powered days is a DevOps job. So it is that The Linux Foundation and the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) have joined forces to release a new DevOps Bootcamp.
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Why? Simple. “DevOps has become the standard way that software is developed and deployed in production, making skills in DevOps essential for anyone working in the industry,” explained Clyde Seepersad, The Linux Foundation’s SVP and general manager of training & certification. “There is a significant shortage of technology talent worldwide, in addition to challenges around upskilling existing professionals who are used to traditional development methodologies. Our goal in creating this Bootcamp is to lower the barrier of entry for those new to the technology industry and also provide a straightforward and structured way for existing professionals to update their skills.”
Before you take these classes, you should have programming, sysadmin, or operations experience. While the program covers some specific tools, such as Jenkins, it’s not about specific toolsets. DevOps includes a wide variety of tools, which are used in many combinations. Except for Kubernetes, which almost everyone uses, you’re best served by taking tool-specific training down the road when it’s needed for a specific job. Instead, this Bootcamp focuses on the overarching practices and competencies required to operate in a CI/CD architecture.
The Bootcamp can be completed in about six months with 10-15 hours per week of effort. Its required courses are:
The all-new Implementing DevSecOps (LFS262) course, which will become available later in Q4. is recommended to be completed last in the program. This class, which will be available standalone besides its inclusion in the DevOps Bootcamp, is designed for software developers, site reliability engineers, and DevOps practitioners looking to speed up secure code delivery. It focuses on automating security and incorporating it as part of the process, including continuous delivery, Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), and observability.
If you take the program, you’ll also have access to a Bootcamp-specific online forum to interact with other students and instructors. You can also use this to access live virtual office hours with course instructors four days per week. Candidates have unlimited access to the program for 12 months. Upon completion of all five courses and their final exams, participants will receive a verifiable certificate of completion and a shareable online badge.
You can enroll in the DevOps Bootcamp today. While the regular price of each course in the Bootcamp is $299, through October 19, 2021, the full Bootcamp is being offered for $525 with offer code DEVOPS30, a 30% discount over standard pricing of $750.